Imrana Tanveer

Imrana Tanveer (b. 1985) is a visual artist based in Karachi. She graduated as a textile designer from Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi (2008) and completed her Masters Degree in Visual Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore (2012).

Tanveer puts her background to use by creating works that combine both her textile practice and classical painting. She merges the cultural technique of knitting and Miniature painting to weave her narratives with imagery picked out of popular European and South Asian culture and history.

Tanveer’s work mirrors the current socio-political situation of Pakistan. She tries to document the growing chaos, violence, volatility and consequent killings. She tries to shape this chaos into something that is beautiful and witty to try and make sense of the disorder in the world around her. Furthermore, the artist describes her work as a “hybrid form of imagination and realities.”

Her work was put up in Things That Appear, a two person show at Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad (2014).

Imrana Tanveer

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